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Chocolate Coconut Power Balls

Reminiscent of Mounds candy bars, these power snacks have flax meal, cocoa powder, dates, coconut oil and almond butter - a delicious snack that's good for you, too!
Prep Time30 mins
Cook Time0 mins
Course: Snack
Keyword: almond butter, cocoa powder, coconut oil, dates, flax meal
Servings: 12
Author: Nicole Coudal

Ingredients

  • 1 c. Medjool or other dates, chopped
  • 1/2 c. Unsweetened coconut, divided
  • 1/4 c. Dark cocoa powder
  • 1/4 c. Ground flax meal
  • 1/4 c. Almond butter
  • 1 tsp. Coconut oil
  • 1 tsp. Water
  • 2 tsp. Pure maple syrup (or honey)
  • 1/2 tsp. Pure vanilla extract
  • 1/4 c. Dark chocolate chips
  • 1/4 c. Toasted, chopped almonds (optional)

Instructions

  • Add dates, 1/4 cup coconut, cocoa powder, flax meal, almond butter, coconut oil, water, maple syrup and vanilla to the bowl of a food processor and process until smooth.
  • Reove a teaspoon of the mixture, squeeze it between your fingers to see if it easily forms a ball. If too loose/fluffy, simply add a bit more water at a time until you achieve desired consistency.
  • Form the mixture into ~ 2 Tb. sized balls (the mixture should make 12 balls). Roll in remaining coconut, then freeze ~30 minutes before serving. Store unused balls in a covered container in the refrigerator.